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convoy as they were attempting to transport weapons back to hezbollah. the convoy was carrying antiaircraft and weapons. and he said this is israel's warning to the president and his regime that they will not tolerate any weapons for israel's destruction. if this happened, it's certainly an escalation. and there's some degree of confusion around this. >> it is, and before we talk about this at all, we have to remember, we're dealing with one government, the israelis, that never admit some of this action that they carry out and we're dealing with another government, the syrians, who habitually lie. we have to look at all of this. two reports, the first that this convoy, carrying amount i aircraft weapons, was struck near damascus to beirut highway, near the border, and that seems to be the most reliable sources talking about that particular attack. and then the syrian state tv has announced that no, this was in fact an attack on a military research center in the suburb of damascus. that's what they're saying has happened. and the israelis as i said, not of confirming or denying
the weapons, to his bow la. hezbollah fighters in lebanon. the syrian regime claims israel attacked a military facility in damascus. iran syria both support hezbollah, which calls the attack israeli aggression. they warned the syrian regime might be transferring weapons to hezbollah, and warned them not to. we were talking yesterday about what kind of retaliation might come. at least now they're talking. >> nobody seriously thinks the syrian military is going to strike israel. nobody thinks mr. i sat is insane enough to engage israel in a war, nor is iran. the question here is whether iran and syria might use their proxies, hezbollah in lebanon to carry out some sort of attack, and the key in at that that syrn statement is surprise attack. that sounds all sorts of alarm bells. >> andrew taylor was talking to me earlier, shep, from the washington institute, and he said everybody is very wary of here is a terrorist attack against some sort of israeli interest on the globe, and iran and syria have proven they're capable of that. >> shepard: he's weapons tran fers have happened for a long time, an
transporting chemicals and weapons of mass destruction to hezbollah. if the red line is crossed israel will attack again. we cover it all. "the kudlow report" begins now. first up we learned today the fourth quarter gdp fell slightly, much to everybody's surprise. so the white house is blaming republicans for the fiscal tax cliff and the spending sequester which i think is hilarious. they invented the sequester. we have had tax, spend and regulate policies for four years. why not try something different. let's talk about it with our powerhouse panel. jared bernstein, center on budget and policy priorities. senior fellow. doug holtz-ekin, peter suderman and james freeman, assistant editor for the wall street journal. james, i'm amoused right off the top. team obama starts attacking republicans first of all for the budget cutting sequester which they invented. second of all, for the fiscal cliff which they also invented. how silly is this? there is nothing serious about it at all. >> here we are. this is three years of big spending obamanomics. it's a terrible recovery. not what we need
for lebanon. now russia, the arab league, and hezbollah are all condemning the action. >>> and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee pays back $60,000 to a donor for airplane rides. and that donor is under investigation by the fbi. much more on a stranger sorry surrounding senator bob menen z menendez. good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 31st, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. now less than 30 minutes away from the start of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense. we'll take you there live for his opening statement, along with what's expected to be some tough questioning from some big-name republicans. let's get right to my first read of the morning. let's start with the hagel confirmation grilling. could be the most contentious nomination hear of the president's second term and frankly, of any of the president's cabinet picks over the two terms. hagel's chances do look better today than at any point since his name was first floated. that said, he still has very little margin for error. senators
a potential of what was already a horrible, horrible situation if iran and syria, hezbollah, if they were to retaliate against israel, that would dramatically escalate what is already going on. >> reporter: certainly. very dangerous to make a prediction in this part of the world and given what is happening inside syria, particularly damascus on their back foot and perhaps prone to irrational responses. as we're seeing at the moment, most observers think that an overretaliation is unlikely. of course syria, its military heavily stretched by this civil war. particularly given how israel now denying any real involvement. hezbollah and a very delicate balance here. of course their military allied to the assad regime but they have a very cautious political role to play here. they don't want to get into a lengthy military issue with the israelis and, of course, iran. certainly leadership driven by division. many not quite sure what they could do. concerns about some sort of covert retaliation, how ever that may play out. people are waiting to see if this is vague and at times in the past 24 hou
to hezbollah in lebanon. the syrian military denies the existence of any such shipment, and accuses israel of hitting a scientific research facility. for more on israel's strike on syria and the hagel confirmation hearing employees to be joined by former u.s. ambassador to the un and fox is contributor john bolton. welcome. >> to be here for. lori: we have to talk about chuck hagel and the senate armed forces hearing today. we were expecting our rough questioning session, but that was downright cruel. what is your take? >> it was a debacle for chuck hagel, and it was not because the question was so brutal as that the answers or so incompetent. i have been through my own confirmation hearings. i helped prepare other people for there's. and i understand hagel went through a lot of time and effort to prepare, but it did not show today in question after question he simply seemed unable or unwilling to provide answers that were coherent. you have shown some of the clips. the list goes on. lori: one example, why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to se
that they believe was attempting to deliver weapons including antiaircraft missiles hezbollah ball la in lebanon. militant organization and political party that has vowed israel's destruction and has strong ties to syria and iran. this comes less than a week after an aid to iran's supreme leader claimed that an attack on syria is an attack on iran itself. with that as our beginning "the fox report" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. the israelis had promised to act if syria moved weapons or used weapons and it looks like they have acted. >> yeah, the israeli government is becoming increasingly worried about the flow of weapons. or the potential flow from the chaos of syria over to israel's northern border. so much so that they recently moved some of their batteries of the iron dome intercepter missile system to the north of the country now it appears that they decided that defense is not enough. they have gone on the attack. hitting this done i have which we believe to have been between u.s. officials somewhere between 3 and 6 trucks about to cross the border from syria into lebanon. apparentl
moving advanced weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles to the islamist militant group hezbollah in lebanon. syriaa say tv's accusing israel of bombing a military research center northwest of the capital of damascus, but that has not been confirmed. for more on the implications of the israeli attack on syria, and joined by fox news national security analyst who has held security posts under presidents ford, nixon, and reagan. so this attack by israel on syria, is syria going to interpret it as an act of war. >> they have a civil war of their own, so they don't have much. lori: what about them? >> listen, why is israel doing this? is looking and syria and thinking, yaks, chemical weapons. we want to make sure whatever happens, especially that explodes, that those chemical weapons are now used against israel. the second thing or read about is surface-to-air missiles which is what was probably in the convoy attacked. why? because they know if their is a military operation against iran, let's say six months from now i year from now is well as a pre-emptive strike against the iranian
on the border of syria. u.s. officials say the target was a shipment of missiles thought to be from hezbollah to lebanon. they decide claiming the jets bombed a military research center. now syria and ally iran are warning of prep cushirepercussi. >> israel has long feared a crumbling assad regime may try to get weapons. recent days israeli officials are hinting that some type of steps might be needed to stop that type of transfer. according to u.s. officials israeli jets attacked a convoy with f 813 reportedly on its way to hezbollah fighters in lebanon. u.s. officials were given a heads up about these attacks saying there was no convoy. they even claimed there was an attack on a military facility outside of damascus. syria and the biggest backer condemn the attack. in russia another big factor in syria called it an unjustified unprovoked attack. russia supplies a lot of weapons including these air service missiles to the assad regime. there is sort of a big support for russia. what type of response may they actually have to israel is not really clear. assad obviously has his own troubles wi
in the past. votes, for example, failing to classify hezbollah. a lot of these things deserve answers. i don't care about his personality and care about psychology on him. we do deserve answers on policy. >> the senate will work its will. having worked in the senate, i am working the right to say yes or no. those questions should be asked tomorrow by both democrats and republicans on the committee. if you answered the questions, they report him out. they gave him an up or down vote. >> they do matter. is he going to implement the don't ask don't tell? his voting record was anti-lbgt. iran is something people should look at and he is beginning to make statements. conflict with iran is closer than we think. the position on that as well. that's for the senate to decide and not for anyone else. >> we have the opportunity for our cycle bit of useless trivia for the day. you said the previous one was 1959. you are correct. that was straus, the nominee and admiral and the congress secretary. >> off the top of his head. he did not google it. >>ive might have written about that recently. >> i am as m
into lebanon to go to hezbollah, the shiite militant group. now, obviously syria shares a border with israel. it has very serious concerns about the security situation inside syria, particularly because syria has a significant stock of chemical weapons. at this stage no one is expecting the syrians to launch a retaliatory attack but certainly this raises very real concerns about the possibility that syria's civil war is spilling across its borders. >> thank you clarissa ward. >>> time to show you morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says it was an emotional affair parents of victims of the sandy hook school shooting were among those testifying, many in the room called for stricter gun control. >>> "the tennesseean" says prostate cancer treatments can feel worse than the disease. research by vanderbilt university found men experienced widespread complications after undergoing surgery or radiation therapy. the study notes not all prostate cancer requires aggressive treatment. >>> "usa today" says the fda is cracking down down on fake flu product
heavy weapons out of syria into lebanon to go to hezbollah, the shiite militant group. now, obviously syria share as border with israel. it has very serious concerns about the security situation inside syria particularly because syria has a significant stock of chemical weapons. at this stage no one expecting syria to launch a retall ta torre torrey attack but serious concerns that their civil war is spilling across its borders. >> thank you, clarissa ward. >>> time now to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the new york times says last night's hearing on gun control in newtown, connecticut, was an emotional affair. hundreds of people attended. parents of victims of the sandy hook school shooting testified. many of them in the room called for stricter control. >>> the tennessean says prostate cancer can find worse diseases. the study notes not all prostate cancer requires aggressive treatment. >>> saus today says the fda is cracking down on fake flu products. the products claim to treat, prevent, or shorten the length of the flu. the fda has already won one kpep whic
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